Virginia ABC will offer Secretariat Reserve Straight Bourbon from Virginia’s Ragged Branch Distillery in honor of the 50th anniversary of the 1973 Triple Crown. Photo courtesy of Virginia ABC.

Here are some of the top headlines from other news outlets around Southwest and Southside:


Virginia ABC to hold Secretariat bourbon lottery. — Virginia Business.

Danville-based God’s Pit Crew in California to help flooding victims. — Danville Register & Bee.

Amherst County man wins millions in lottery game. — The (Lynchburg) News & Advance.

Rosenwald Revamped aims to preserve former school in Galax. — Galax Gazette.

Health care:

Report says black lung benefits don’t keep up with need. — The Coalfield Progress.

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Youngkin signs 51 bills; here’s a look at some new state laws. — Richmond Times-Dispatch.

Local government:

Recycling programs across SW Virginia finding new solutions after massive fire at RDS Warehouse. — WSLS-TV.

Carroll Circuit Court awarded grant to preserve local records. — Galax Gazette.


Central Virginia Planning District Commission awards local grants to support affordable housing. — The (Lynchburg) News & Advance.


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